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  • Sexual Harassment
  • Severance Agreements
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  • Discrimination in Education
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1530 Beacon Street #703
Brookline, MA 02446-2644
Phone: (857)218-9889
Fax: (617)487-8195
E-mail: wendykaplan@aol.com


Wendy A. Kaplan

Ms. Kaplan has focused her legal career on advancing civil rights. She has concentrated on plaintiffs' side employment litigation, discrimination in housing and education, and is also an experienced family law practitioner.. The recent victory she and Anne Glennon won at the U.S. Supreme Court vindicated the rights of a five year old girl who was sexually harassed by an older boy on the school bus, and will help other girls and women advance their struggle for equal rights in education. Her other career highlights include being the first lawyer to best Harvard in an employment case, and serving as lead counsel in O'Connell v. Chasdi, which both established that women have a constitutional right to be free of sexual harassment and expanded employer liability to enable employees to sue
coworkers for intentional wrongdoing. Wendy also won what was at the time the largest award in MCAD history in a race/gender case, and was successful in defeating Lotus Development Corporation in a high visibility age discrimination case. She has succeeded in obtaining many six and several seven figure settlements for clients, including a $1.8 million award against a major corporation.

Superior Court Judge Thomas E. Connolly describes Ms. Kaplan, “both on the trial level and on the appellate level”, as “a leader in the advancement of the law in employment and sexual discrimination in the Massachusetts courts on behalf of her clients.”

Barbara Dortch Okara, Superior Court Judge described Ms. Kaplan as a 'well known expert' in employment discrimination law.

Ms. Kaplan has long been recognized as a leading plaintiff's lawyer. She has served as Vice President and Chair of the Regional Conference of the Massachusetts and New England chapters of the National Employment Lawyers Association. In 2006, she was chosen one of New England's most successful plaintiffs' employment lawyers by her peers.

Ms. Kaplan earned her B.A. at Columbia University and her J.D. at B.U. Law School. She is a feminist and a baseball fan.